A Schengen Visa is an authorization issued by one of the Member-States for the purpose of airport transit, transit or an intended short stay in a territory of one or more Member-States, allowing its holder to present him/herself at the external frontier, but does not automatically guarantee his/her respective entrance, which will be decided by the border authorities upon arrival.
A Schengen visa has to be applied for at the competent mission representing the country of your main destination within the Schengen countries.
Only residents of the states of Goa, Maharashtra, Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli may apply for Visas in the Consulate General of Portugal in Goa.
If you are not residing in the areas mentioned above please contact the Embassy of Portugal in New Delhi (http://www.portugal-india.com)
The Consulate General of Portugal in Goa also represents Greece and Slovenia with regards to all types of Schengen Visas.
Visa application request needs to be made online at http://www.secomunidades.pt . The form duly filled and printed should be submitted along with other necessary documents, in person, at the Consulate on the appointed day.
Applications are accepted within 3 months of the intended date of travel and 15 days prior to the date of travel. Visa processing time is 15 days but could extend beyond, in certain cases, depending on the authorities in Lisbon.
Submission: Mon - Thurs – 08:30 to 10:30 hours (token system)
Collection of passports: Mon – Thurs – 14:30 to 15:00 hours (with our email printout & visa payment receipt)
VFS GLOBAL SERVICES
Applicants resident in Maharashtra may send their applications through VFS Global Services. The contacts are as follows:
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd
Trade Center,3rd Floor,
’G’ Block,Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East),Mumbai 400051
Submission of Application:
08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00- 16:00 : Applicants / Representatives
08:00- 13:00 : Agents
Collection of Passport:
09:00-17:00 Monday-Friday : Applicants/Representative
15:00-17:00 Monday-Friday Agents
For more Information:
Call 022-67866070 between 08:00 - 17:00, Monday-Friday (except Embassy holidays)
DELIVERY OF PASSPORTS
For delivery of passports by courier anywhere within India, kindly enclose a Demand Draft of INR 510 in favour of Blue Dart Express Ltd. payable in Panjim, Goa.
The demand draft along with cloth-lined envelope mentioning applicant’s name, address and telephone number should be handed over at the time of submitting visa application.
Once the visa application is processed and the passport is handed over to Blue Dart, the Consulate shall inform the applicant of the tracking number. This number will allow the applicant to track his/her passport online through http:www.bluedart.com or be in touch with Blue Dart offices in the respective delivery addresses.
The Consulate is not responsible for the loss of Passport in Transit. For more information on Blue Dart kindly visit www.bluedart.com.
(i) Short Term Schengen Visa (Duration: 1-90 days)
(ii) Short Term National Visa:Temporary Stay (Duration: less than 1 year)
(iii) Long Term National Visa: Residence (Duration: more than 1 year)
PURPOSE OF TRAVEL
- The grant of visa is at the sole discretion of the Government of Portugal.
- A visa is not a guarantee to access the Schengen territories as the final authorization remains with the immigration officials at the respective borders.
- Under no circumstance the purpose of stay should be altered once the visa is granted.
- Applicants with dual nationality (one being Portuguese) cannot apply for a Visa and will have to apply for a Portuguese Passport to travel to Portugal.
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